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Jack Emmert Joins Daybreak Games

A groundbreaking developer joins the godfather of the MMO genre.

Jack Emmert, a designer who worked on the groundbreaking (and sadly defunct) MMOs City of Heroes and City of Villains, is now part of Daybreak Games.  Given that Daybreak is known for quality MMOs, like the genre-defining Everquest, this seems to be a natural fit for him.  

Emmert will be overseeing the development of one of Daybreak's most successful new titles, the free-to-play MMO DC Universe Online.  As a lifetime fan of DC Comics, Emmert says that the chance to work on the MMO is "truly amazing," and that having the chance to work for Daybreak games is one of the best things he could hope for.

Elaborating on that sentiment, Emmert said:

"Daybreak, to me, is the godfather of the MMORPG industry. Without EverQuest, we never would have seen City of Heroes, World of Warcraft, or any of the other great MMOs that came out. Because of so many seminal games, Daybreak has an unparalleled community of fans who’ve loyally followed the company for years. There’s few places that an MMO developer can go that are so set up for success."

What are your thoughts on Emmert's move and the potential changes to DC Universe Online?  Let us know in the comments!

Published Jun. 10th 2016

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